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Saddleback Memorial’s Center for Advanced Wound Healing Recognized for Excellence in Patient Satisfaction and Clinical Outcomes

Laguna Hills, CA, June 06, 2013 --( Saddleback Memorial’s Center for Advanced Wound Healing, located in Mission Viejo, has received the prestigious Healogics Robert A. Warriner II, M.D., Center of Excellence Award. The award recognizes wound care centers that consistently exceed standards for exceptional quality.

Saddleback Memorial’s Center for Advanced Wound Healing has met Center of Distinction quality standards for four consecutive years, achieving patient satisfaction rates over 90 percent and a healing rate of 97 percent, among other quality measures.

“We are honored to be recognized for delivering such a high level of care to our patients,” says Steve Geidt, chief executive officer for Saddleback Memorial Medical Center. “This award is evidence that we are successfully meeting our mission to improve the health and well-being of individuals, families and our communities through innovation and the pursuit of excellence.”

Saddleback Memorial’s Center for Advanced Wound Healing treats more than 500 patients annually and provides a comprehensive outpatient program designed to speed healing, preserve limbs and prevent recurrence of challenging wounds. Anyone with a wound that has not started to heal in two weeks or is not completely healed in six weeks may be a candidate for advanced care through the Center.

The specialists at Saddleback Memorial’s Center for Advanced Wound Healing are highly trained in wound management and in treating challenging, chronic wounds. They work together with the patient’s primary care physician to create unique programs tailored to each individual. The fully equipped Center has three hyperbaric oxygen chambers. Many patients benefit from this type of therapy as part of their healing plan.

“Each year, nearly six million people are diagnosed with a chronic, non-healing wound,” says Robert Kingston, M.D., medical director for Saddleback Memorial’s Center for Advanced Wound Healing. “I’m pleased to be part of an exceptional Center that offers an array of treatment options and advanced technologies that help our patients get back to doing the things they love to do.”

For more information about the Center for Advanced Wound Healing at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center in Laguna Hills, go to or call (949) 452-3309.

About Saddleback Memorial Medical Center
With campuses in Laguna Hills and San Clemente, Saddleback Memorial provides exceptional medical expertise across a range of treatment areas including cancer, stroke, and cardiac care. Innovations like robotic surgery, low dose CT, and dedicated breast MRI set us apart. In addition, The Women’s Hospital at Saddleback Memorial – Laguna Hills offers special comfort and care to new mothers and their babies. A proud member of the MemorialCare Health System and named Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report for the past two years, Saddleback Memorial continues to provide comprehensive care for patients at every stage of their lives. For more information, go to

About MemorialCare Health System
MemorialCare Health System is a not-for profit, integrated delivery system that includes six top hospitals – Long Beach Memorial, Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach, Community Hospital Long Beach, Orange Coast Memorial in Fountain Valley, and Saddleback Memorial in Laguna Hills and San Clemente; a medical group – MemorialCare Medical Group; an Independent Practice Association (IPA) – Greater Newport Physicians; MemorialCare HealthExpress retail clinics; ambulatory surgery centers and numerous outpatient health centers throughout the Southland. For more information, go to
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